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The Importance of Recordkeeping in Commercial Lease Administration

By Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli on March 17, 2017
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Many commercial leases provide for automatic extension of the term unless one party notifies the other in writing within a... Read More »

Disability Access and Lease Negotiations in California: What Commercial Landlords Need to Know

By Thomas P. Gorman on March 16, 2017
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Recent amendments to an existing California statute regarding disability access for commercial property create requirements, of which landlords, tenants, and... Read More »

Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements in a Nutshell

By on February 17, 2017
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Negotiation of a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement (commonly referred to as an “SNDA”) can pose challenges for property owners,... Read More »

Why a Leasehold Mortgage?

By Gary M. Markoff on October 25, 2016
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Developer wants to buy a prime parcel for shopping center construction. He approaches the landowner with a written offer to... Read More »

Landlord Tips for Co-Tenancy Requirements

By on September 7, 2016
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When it comes to opening and co-tenancy requirements, some leases require that a specific anchor tenant be open and operating before... Read More »

Telecommunication Lease: The Battle Over Subleasing Rights

By Sherin and Lodgen on July 18, 2016
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Telecommunication (“telecom”) leases can be a unique animal due to the nature of the tenant’s use and business model. In negotiating... Read More »

New Opportunities for Credit Union Ownership of Real Estate

By Steven D. Eimert on May 24, 2016
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Proposed changes to NCUA’s rule on federal credit union (FCU) ownership of real estate and to the Massachusetts credit union... Read More »

When a Signed Lease is Not Enough – Commercial Tenants in Massachusetts

By Matthew S. Cote on May 17, 2016
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Renting retail space in a shopping center? An office in downtown Boston? A parcel of land for development in the... Read More »

Residential Security Deposits Provide Protection for a Landlord, but There can be Unexpected Pitfalls

By David A. Michel and Sander A. Rikleen on April 29, 2016
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On April 27, 2016, the ever-perilous legal landscape for Massachusetts residential landlords developed an additional potential pitfall. The statute governing... Read More »

Percentage Rent: How it’s Calculated

By Gary D. Buchman on April 8, 2016
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Percentage Rent is intended to reward the Landlord for creating a successful retail environment wherein the Tenant exceeded a sales benchmark... Read More »